Infomorphism-An AI-based Urban Planning Framework

Infomorphism is a computational planning framework that concatenates an urban morphological generation with an energy network optimization model to explore potential planning policies and urban development constraints associated with renewable energy integration.

#Generative Design #Urban Building Energy Modeling #Network Optimization #A.I.

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“Dave Hickey discusses differences between taste and desire in Pirates and Farmers: Essays on Taste:
Warhol began with his soup-can paintings and his “Flavored Marilyns”—trademark desires produced in individual flavors to suit your taste . . . But we all have personal kinks, so Andy painted fifty-two Campbell soup-can paintings, each slightly different in its configuration and one painting for every flavor of soup: Cheese, Mushroom, Tomato, Clam Chowder, Bean and Bacon, etc.
He painted about a dozen Flavored Marilyns—or Lifesaver Marilyns, as they were called at the Factory, since the candy provided the colors. All the Marilyns are identical in these paintings, but the backgrounds come in lime, orange, lemon, strawberry, pineapple, and licorice, to suit your taste while fulfilling your desires.
In several exercises aimed at borrowing representational techniques from Andy Warhol’s Flavored Marilyns and soup-can paintings, each participant in the workshop was asked to stake out an architectural conviction in regards to the atrium typology. By working on the problem of seriality in architecture, this atria project is extremely formal, bright, and optimistic.”

 

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Workshop #2: Flavored Atria and Architectural Convictions
critic: Jennifer BONNER.

Group Work: Fengqi & Zhe Wang
(Source: http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2015/08/20/architecture-itself/)

Corners

Corners

“The workshop is organized around a series of assignments focusing on the relationships between corners, mouldings and surfaces – in relation to architectural representation and material thickness – as well as the Mock Up’s unique position on scale and use of actual building materials. While the developed surface drawing is one example (or one of the best) of the conceptual confrontation with material this course will examine some others that include the intersection and translation of drawing and standard construction materials. Students will work in groups. The workshop leads to the production of an architectural Mock Up (one-to-one scale) of an interior corner condition, a set of architectural drawings, a textual project description and associated project documentation. Removed from its context, the Mock Up of an interior reveals its exterior; we will not fail to consider that side as well.”

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Workshop #3: Other Problems with the Corner Problem
critic: Erin BESLER
Group Work: Fengqi Li, Zhe Wang, Yuchi Kuo, Haner Wang, Karnia Roberts
*Note this text was originally written for a course at UCLA AUD taught in the Winter 2014.